Thursday, November 3, 2011


Heritage Tours Private Travel – 121 West 27th Street, Suite 1201 (New York, NY); 212-206-8400 or 800-378-4555;; operated by Joel Zack; can arrange tours throughout country; can focus on Jewish heritage.

Hotels & Lodges
Royal Livingstone – Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road; 011-260-21-332-1122;; right by Victoria Falls; colonial style.
Tongabezi Lodge – Zambezi River; 011-260-21-332-7450;; luxury camp in trees overlooking Zambezi River; guests can also stay on private island, Sindabezi.
Sights & Sites
Devil’s Pool – adjacent to Livingstone Island (operated by Tongabezi Lodge, Zambia); 011-260-21-332-7450;; small still pool, safety of which determined by water flow; can swim up to edge of falls themselves and look out over.
Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya) – on Zambia-Zimbabwe border (transport from Senanga Road, Livingstone); 011-260-03-321-402;; UNESCO World Heritage site; 1.2m-wide Zambezi River drops more than 328' into steeply-walled gorge; for Eastern Cataract close-up views, take hair-raising (& hair-wetting) walk across footbridge, through swirling mist clouds, to sheer buttress called “Knife Edge” (when water low & wind favorable, magnificent view over falls and yawning abyss below Zambezi Bridge; at certain times of year possible to visit Livingstone Island and swim at Falls’ very edge (not free).

Hotels & Lodges
Royal Chundu Luxury Zambezi Lodges – Nakatindi Road & Katambora Island; 2 lodges; 011-27-13-751-1038;; Island Lodge is more exclusive and private; located on private island, surrounded by gentle river channels and dotted with Baobabs and 2K year-old Jackelberry trees; 4 villas, each with deck, large open-air bath, glass-walled double shower, air-conditioning, fan, mosquito net, and king-size, extra-length bed; intimate boma area for outdoor evening meals, 2 lounges, dining room, private dining decks, infinity pool, and complimentary WIFI; River Lodge is main hub; 10 river-front suites, looking out onto Zambezi River and Matetsi Private Game Reserve (on opposite side); each suite has double shower, air-conditioning, fan, mosquito nets, king-size bed, and deck with excellent views; boma for outdoor evening meals, library, wine cellar, business center, satellite TV, dining room, and complimentary WIFI; chance of leopard viewing.

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